Police effects more arrests to stabilize public violence in Musina

POLOKWANE - The Police in Musina have arrested an additional five suspects for public violence, arson and malicious damage to property. This arrest brings the total to nine a number of suspects arrested so far after the community members engaged in violent protests.

During the protests, community members went on rampage, blocked the roads and burnt tyres on the road and some shops in Nancefield location and Musina Town were looted. The protesters further damaged police vehicles, Municipality tractor as well as motorists’ vehicles for failed to pay them while on the roadside manning illegal tollgates.

The suspects, aged between 20 and 36, will appear in Musina magistrate court on Monday 16 May 2022. The Police managed to stabilise the situation.

Source: South African Police Service